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Opal Card

Opal for kids

Child/Youth Opal card

With Child/Youth Opal cards, there are loads of rewards for travel on the weekends and regular travel during school holidays.

You can get a Child/Youth Opal card if:

Child/Youth Opal card benefits

* Excluding Sydney Airport station access fee

How to get a Child/Youth Opal card

You can order a Child/Youth Opal card online for free delivery around Australia in around five to seven working days.

Or, to travel immediately, you can also get Child/Youth Opal cards over the counter from:

Travelling with your Opal card

If you’re travelling with a Child/Youth Opal card and you're 16 years or older, you’ll also need to carry a valid NSW/ACT Senior Secondary Student Concession card, issued by your school, as proof of entitlement or you could be fined.

Just set and forget

You may want to choose auto top up so you’re always ready to travel. Whenever your Child/Youth Opal card value falls below $5 it automatically tops up to the amount of your choice using a linked debit or credit Visa or MasterCard. You can change the top up amount or cancel auto top up at any time.

Find out more about topping up

Get the Opal Travel app

You can plan your trips, search your transaction history, top up your Child/Youth Opal card and even calculate your fares, all from your smart phone.

School Opal card 

The School Opal card gives eligible school students free travel on public transport between home and school on trains, buses, ferries and light rail within the Opal network.

Find out more about the School Opal card